The Strengths of a Christian School
'While we have time let us do good to all’. (Galatians 6:10)'
We are proud of the quality of Christian education at Harris Church of England Academy and consider it a privilege to be a Church of England school. As a Church of England Academy, we serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths, and those with no faith.
Our students have a clear understanding of how the distinctiveness as a Church of England school impacts their development. We have strongly embedded Christian values that permeate relationships at all levels and have an inspiring provision for collective worship which has an impact on the whole school community.
Our students and staff greatly value the Christian ethos of the school and are committed to its development and flourishing and school motto “While we have time, let us do good to all” (Galatians 6:10) is truly lived out by staff and students alike.
Educating through a Christian lens is different from what you might experience at other secondary schools in the area. A Christian education seeks to go further and offer something more. At Harris, we believe that each individual is beloved of God, created in his image, and is enabled to flourish, to be loved, and to have the space to become who God created them to be. Students and staff are individually recognised, fostered, and supported because we believe that at Harris we help to shape individuals.
The Church of England Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart. In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.
- Educating for wisdom, knowledge, and skills: enabling discipline, confidence, and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
- Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair, and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons, and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
- Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities, and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
- Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.